Posts Tagged ‘Social care’

A&E will be in permanent winter until shortfall in social care addressed

The Government urgently needs to address the underfunding of adult social care to relieve pressure on A&E departments, says a Health Committee report. ...

Adult social care in trouble and damaging acute care, regulator warns

The sustainability of the adult social care market is approaching a tipping point and its damaging the performance of the NHS, says the CQC. The regulat...

Care sector underfunding is leaving frail people at risk, regulator says

The whole care market for older and disabled people in England could be at risk, the official regulator says. Evidence gathered by the Care Quality Comm...

Older people: “This sobering report highlights the perilous state of our social care services”

A high profile report has revealed that the under funding of social care is leaving older people without adequate support, and suggests reform is needed. ...

Older people are paying the price for cuts to social care, report reveals

Six consecutive years of cuts to local authority budgets, rising demand for services and shortages of staff have left the social care system increasingly u...

Social care contracting despite additional council tax charges

Social care services are continuing to contract despite councils now being empowered to charge residents extra council tax, a survey finds. Research pu...

Unpaid carers in England “struggling” despite Care Act, report says

Unpaid carers in England are struggling to get the support they need despite new laws introduced to help them, a report by charity Carers UK says. The Car...

A step forward on public health, a step backwards on social care

It is strongly encouraging that the government has made huge strides on the public health agenda. I was delighted to see the Chancellor’s announcement...

Three million hospital bed days lost due to lack of social care over past six years 

Almost three million hospital bed days have been lost between June 2010 and January 2016, at a cost of £910 million, according to a report. Age UK rese...

NHS will spend £3.3bn over next five years on medically fit patients who can’t be discharged

The NHS is going to waste £3.3 billion caring for patients who don’t need medical treatment but who can't be discharged back into the community. That...

BGS: don’t remove a duty of care for care home residents from GMS contract

The following is a response to GP representatives of the BMA voting against continuing to provide services to care home residents: “We are very suppor...